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Environmental Impact of Pyrolysis of Mixed WEEE Plastics Part 2: Life Cycle Assessment

Sue Alston Orcid Logo, J. Cris Arnold, Cris Arnold Orcid Logo

Environmental Science & Technology, Volume: 45, Issue: 21, Pages: 9386 - 9392

Swansea University Authors: Sue Alston Orcid Logo, Cris Arnold Orcid Logo

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DOI (Published version): 10.1021/es2016654

Published in: Environmental Science & Technology
ISSN: 0013-936X 1520-5851
Published: 2011
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa12496
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Item Description: This paper, published in Environmental Science and Technology (IF 4.63) stems from EU-funded work with a local SME who have developed novel pyrolysis technology. The work followed a detailed analytical study of the pyrolysis process and derived a full environmental impact assessment of its use with waste plastics from electrical goods. It showed that the best waste treatment option varied by material and this paper provides information on how decisions on treatment options should be taken. The pyrolysis process is now being commercialised with a new plant in SW England (contact: a.clarke@itmewales.co.uk).
College: College of Engineering
Issue: 21
Start Page: 9386
End Page: 9392